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Best Free Thanksgiving Recipe Apps for Your iPad

Thanksgiving 2013 is just around the corner and, you guessed it: there’s an app for that. The iPad sports a ton of great free cooking and recipe apps that will help you get new ideas for dishes, or spice up old ones, that will please everyone around the table this year.

Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

The Epicurious app (Free) has an entire section devoted to Thanksgiving recipes, including winners like Adobo Turkey with Red-Chile Gravy. This unique turkey recipe features an adobo sauce made with guajillo and ancho chiles, and a long marinating time ensures you get a ton of flavor. It is the perfect recipe if you’re yearning for something a little different this Thanksgiving.

Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner

If you want an alternative to marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, take a look at the Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples recipe from in the AllRecipes app (Free). This recipe gets its sweetness from sliced apples and a small amount of brown sugar, so it’s not overly sweet.

Whole Foods Market Recipes

For a slightly different take on the traditional cranberry sauce, check out the Cranberry Sauce with Candied Ginger from the Whole Foods Market Recipes app (Free). This Thanksgiving recipe uses the traditional ingredients found in most homemade cranberry sauces — orange juice, sugar, and whole cranberries — but spices things up with Triple Sec and candied ginger.

Pumpkin Stuffed with Vegetable Stew

The Pumpkin Stuffed with Vegetable Stew recipe from Epicurious (Free) is the perfect entree for vegetarians who want a main course centerpiece that will rival any turkey. The vegetable stew combines parsnips, celery root, carrots, and other veggies with seitan for protein. The stew is then roasted in a carved-out pumpkin to create a delicious and elegant Thanksgiving meal.

Mashed Potato Casserole

This Mashed Potatoe Casserole recipe from the BigOven app (Free) puts a gourmet spin on Thanksgiving mashed potatoes. Thanks to grated Fontina and Gruyere cheeses, the potatoes get a nice crusty top when baked in the oven. Like all good mashed potato recipes, there is plenty of butter in this one too.